Library Link of the Day

August 2023

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  1. Judge blocks Arkansas law allowing librarians to be criminally charged over ‘harmful’ materials [Associated Press]
  2. Elsevier takes Scopus to the Next Level with Generative AI [Elsevier]
  3. Kirk Cameron gears up for 'See You at the Library' despite ALA opposition: ‘Confident good is going to triumph’ [Washington Examiner]
  4. A.I.’s Impact on Publishing: Fear and Change [AI2.NEWS]
  5. Judge Finds Revived Amazon E-book Monopoly Suit Should Proceed [Publishers Weekly]
  6. The Coming Enshittification of Public Libraries [Nine Lives]
  7. Feud Over AI Book Cover Has Authors at Each Other’s Throats [The Daily Beast]
  8. The Small-Town Library That Became a Culture War Battleground [The Nation]
  9. After Blocked Deal, Paramount Sells Simon & Schuster to Private Equity Firm KKR for $1.62B [The Hollywood Reporter]
  10. Wiley journal editors resign en masse, fired chief editor speaks [Retraction Watch]
  11. ChatGPT and Generative AI Tools for Learning and Research [Computers in Libraries]
  12. Wizards of the Coast updating artist guidelines after AI art found in ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ book [GeekWire]
  13. Amazon removes books ‘generated by AI’ for sale under author’s name [The Guardian]
  14. The plot thickens: The battle over books comes at a cost [NPR]
  15. Record Labels File $412 Million Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Internet Archive [Rolling Stone]
  16. Predatory journals entrap unsuspecting scientists. Here’s how universities can support researchers [Nature]
  17. School district uses ChatGPT to help remove library books [Popular Science]
  18. Kiwi academic’s thesis put up for sale without his knowledge [1News]
  19. Hamilton East Library Board president to be replaced after John Green controversy [WRTV]
  20. These Women Tried to Warn Us About AI [Rolling Stone]
  21. Paper exams, chatbot bans: Colleges seek to ‘ChatGPT-proof’ assignments [Associated Press]
  22. Use of AI Is Seeping Into Academic Journals—and It’s Proving Difficult to Detect [Wired]
  23. He’s tried to ‘liberate’ colors for years. His latest: the ‘Barbiest pink.’ [The Washington Post]
  24. A Georgia school board fires a teacher for reading a book to students about gender identity [Associated Press]
  25. Secretary of State condemns rash of bomb threats at libraries [All Things Considered]
  26. Wikipedia Will Survive A.I. [Slate]
  27. Moms for Liberty is growing in Wisconsin as critics call them extremists [Wisconsin Watch]
  28. AI-generated art cannot be copyrighted, rules a US federal judge [The Verge]
  29. University of Iowa Librarians Use Medical Imaging Technology To Reveal Hidden Book Fragments [Library Journal]
  30. FBI steps in as Davis public library targeted with 3rd bomb threat [CBS Sacramento]
  31. The First App to “Help” Libraries and Schools with Book Bans Has Arrived–It’s Not What It Seems [Book Riot]

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